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The nation’s current account surplus grew more than fivefold to ¥7.81 trillion in fiscal 2014, marking the first increase in four years as a downturn in crude oil prices pushed down imports and a weaker yen boosted the country’s overseas income, government data showed Wednesday.

The surplus in the current account balance, one of the widest gauges of international trade, expanded by ¥6.34 trillion from the previous year, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report.

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